5 popular destinations for travelling where disease is still rife Chased by sheep – Little Bedwyn Taking a long walk…. Great Bedwyn -> Little Bedwyn Sunday on the canal Crofton Meadows -> Great Bedwyn Wolf Hall -> Crofton Meadows Brimslade -> Wolf Hall My first Zander Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade Most visited sites on the internet ABS LP110 Leisure battery for a narrowboat Burbage wharf Mooring in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire Sunday in Pewsey Measuring the draft Looking for moorings around Wootton River/Clench New button fitted! Milkhouse Water, Wiltshire Now in Pewsey, CRT mooring rules Get into Stonehenge free Flaperon from MH370; no story – 1 month on Skyrim V Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10 My personal Strava movie – 2016 The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking US vs Bullying China Russian Google and Reddit misdirects skewing Google Analytics First complaint Winter electricity usage Devizes The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard Donald Trump – Puppet masters, Parody to victory, and the march to nationalism US Presidential elections 2016 Taking a narrowboat on the Thames Giles Wood – Melksham Bonny Journey List of dead bankers 2016 – conspiracy update Day 38 – Taunton to Exeter Day 37 – Seend Park to Taunton Day 36 – Seend Park to Bradford on Avon Day 49 – Caen Hill Marina to Seend Park Bleeding a BMC 1800 marine engine 3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job Day 48 – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Devizes – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Honey Street to Devizes Day 46 – Great Bedwyn to Honey Street Day 45 – Newbury to Great Bedwyn Day 43 – Theale to Newbury Day 42 – Goring to Theale Day 41 – Oxford to Goring Day 40 – Aynho to Oxford Day 39 – Claydon to Aynho Day 38 – Flecknoe to Claydon Day 37 – Ansty to Flecknoe Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty Day 35 – Kings Bromley to Alvecote Day 34 – Little Haywood to Kings Bromley News Winter moorings Day 33 – Stone to Little Haywood Day 32 – Kidsgrove to Stone Day 31 – Wheelock to Kidsgrove Cask ale week – Use your mobile to claim free beer Chimney repairs Day 30 – Marston to Wheelock Day 29 – Dunham Massey to Marston Viewranger mapping app Day 28 – Plank Lane to Dunham Massey Day 27 – Crooke to Plank Lane The anti-Blair cometh…. Day 26 – Rufford to Crooke Day 25 – Morecambe to Rufford – 1,000th post eva! Six companies are about to merge into the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history Day 25 – Hawes to Morecambe Day 24 – Durham to Hawes Day 23 – Newcastle to Durham Day 22 – Norham to Newcastle Day 21 – Edinburgh to Norham Day 20 – Dundee to Edinburgh Day 19 – Aberdeen to Dundee Day 18 – Buckie to Aberdeen Day 17 – Inverness to Buckie Day 16 – Helmsdale to Inverness Day 15 – Helmsdale Day 14 – John O’Groats to Helmsdale Inverness and over the border Travelling by train with a bike UNESCO PLACES OF WORSHIP Day 11 – Tarleton to St. Mary’s Marina, Rufford Day 10 – Tarleton lock Day 9 – Crooke to Tarleton Day 8 – Plank Lane to Crooke Day 7 – Grappenhall to Leigh Day 6 – Marston to Grapplington Bonny Journey – Day 5 – Church Minshull to Marston Bonny Journey – Day 4 – Audlem to Church Minshull Bonny Journey – Day 3 – Gnosall to Audlem Bonny Journey – Day 2 – Calf Heath to Gnosall

Russian Google and Reddit misdirects skewing Google Analytics

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Russian hackers target Google and Reddit

With browser hacks sending thousands of Russian visitors to UK and US sites.

Take a look at this screen shot of my analytics dashboard for December

Google analytics hacked

This is a display of the ‘Location’ statistics for December for this site provided from Google analytics.

Google analytics hacked

Analysis

Country codes

As you can see result number 2 is clearly a hack.

It reads – Secret.ɢoogle.com You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump!

This is not a country code. It appeared in November in the run-up to the elections.

Result number 4 – o-o-8-o-o.com search shell is much better than google!

Again, not a country code and clearly showing vulnerabilities in Google Analytics tracking JavaScript code.

Referrers

For information on how people reached my site, or, it’s referrers.

Again, showing signs of pro-trump Russian hacking.

Google analytics hacked

The largest referrer is Reddit that voxpops opinion based internet mishmash of views and opinion.

Going by the name of ‘Lifehacĸer.com original idn fake. Safe. Best on FF, Safari, Chromium, messengers and ɢAnalytics‘ – https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/5foynf/lifehac%C4%B8ercom_original_idn_fake_safe_best_on_ff/ G

Motherboard.vice.com /read/this-pro-trump-russian-is-spamming-google-analytics.

Looking at this magazine site that has published an article about the Russian redirects and exploits, and then is subsequently hacked.

Google analytics hacked

Google Analytics

Works by putting a JavaScript applet in the source code, which is called up when a page is accessed.

There are ways to prevent Google Analytics using privacy settings, not downloading the full page, turning off JavaScript etc.

As a general rule Google Analytics will record visitors that don’t have privacy settings on high, have JavaScript enabled and download the full page.

Compromised Russian browsers are being used to exploit vulnerabilities in Google Analytics and submit false analytics results like the ones shown.

Most of it seems to be pro-Trump or meaningless, unrelated name-checks on other well-known renowned US websites.

Russian hacking groups usually work for money.

It’s not government level.

It does suggest a level of mobilization against foreign powers, and after the outage on Oxford Street on Black Friday and the reported problems with UK mobile phone networks on the week to 3rd December, it all points to a the actions of a more co-ordinated policy of techno-warfare.

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